From economic and water poverty to prosperity
From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth. As our climate is changing and the main input into our water resources, rainfall, becomes more variable in time and space, we need to adjust how we manage and value our water resources.

By Shafick Adams 8 hours ago

SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market
SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market

Concrete sunglasses have for the first time been made available for commercial retail. The designer behind the range is South African architect Handre de la Rey, who was named the 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards Industrial Design Category Winner for the eyewear, titled CS Project.

1 day ago

M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp
M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp. The fully let property is well known as home to United Furniture Outlets and United Fashion Outlets.

1 day ago

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google
Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 1 day ago

How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy
How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester.

17 Nov 2017

Life after 'day zero' in CT
Life after 'day zero' in CT

People will have to make do with 25 litres of water per day for washing, cooking and personal hygiene if dam levels drop below 13.5% in Cape Town. Mayor Patricia de Lille has described what life could be like after "day zero" - if dams supplying the city reach critical levels.

By Tanya Farber and Anthony Molyneaux 17 Nov 2017

Attacq and LaunchLab Smart Cities Innovation winners
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq.

16 Nov 2017

Inhouse designs new interior for Hartlief Gardens
Inhouse designs new interior for Hartlief Gardens

Design studio, Inhouse, recently created the design concept for meat manufacturing company Harlief Deli's newly revamped branch in Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town.

16 Nov 2017

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Cape Town delays Day Zero

The City of Cape Town has given a new date for Day Zero - the date the city will run out of water unless its residents curb their consumption even further - extending its forecast from March 2018 to May 2018.

By Neels Blom 16 Nov 2017

Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects

The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2bn of its budget to fund seven additional water projects.

15 Nov 2017

Pearson Conservatory in decay despite upgrade
Pearson Conservatory in decay despite upgrade

Six years after the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality spent R5.5m renovating the Pearson Conservatory at St George's Park, the historical building is falling apart, with paint peeling and window frames broken.

By Devon Koen 15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). Welcoming delegates to the conference, Brenda Martin, CEO of SAWEA, noted that the global energy transition to renewables is well on its way.

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

InnovationQuarter’s Chris van Voorden presents a special plaque to Atterbury Europe’s CEO Henk Deist, on behalf of the City of Leiden, InnovationQuarter and the NFIA. Photography: © Daniel Verkijk
Atterbury opens European headquarters in Leiden

South African property developer Atterbury opened its new European headquarters in Leiden, Netherlands on Friday, 10 November. Atterbury Europe focuses on shopping centre investments and retail development opportunities in Europe. From the Leiden Central Offices, it aims to expand its operations particularly in the Mediterranean and in the upcoming eastern European region.

14 Nov 2017